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January 7, 2013

Bernd Beetz, former CEO of Coty, has been appointed to the board of directors of Archetypes, a personal lifestyle company that was founded on the philosophy of archetypes.

NEW YORK — Bernd Beetz, former CEO of Coty, has been appointed to the board of directors of Archetypes, a personal lifestyle company that was founded on the philosophy of archetypes.

“I am excited to be involved with such an innovative company where content, lifestyle and community truly come together in a personalized way. I’ve seen my fair share of great brands, and I believe in Archetypes’ potential,” Beetz stated.

December 18, 2012

Dr. Fresh, a designer and marketer of oral care products, has acquired the Reach brand of manual toothbrushes from the Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNeil-PPC.

BUENA PARK, Calif. — Dr. Fresh, a designer and marketer of oral care products, has acquired the Reach brand of manual toothbrushes from the Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNeil-PPC. 

The sale includes rights in the United States, its territories, the Caribbean and Canada. The acquisition does not include Reach-brand floss or other interdental products. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

December 11, 2012

Skin care brand Murad, whose products are sold in such retailers as Sephora and Ulta, has hired former Estée Lauder Cos. executive Suzanne Dawson as chief marketing officer, overseeing all global marketing including brand development, advertising, public relations, creative and education for products, services and new market opportunities.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Skin care brand Murad, whose products are sold in such retailers as Sephora and Ulta, has hired former Estée Lauder Cos. executive Suzanne Dawson as CMO, overseeing all global marketing including brand development, advertising, public relations, creative and education for products, services and new market opportunities.

November 29, 2012

Older women are not yearning for the beauty of their teens and 20s, but their views on beauty do change as they grow older. Marked by a confidence that is beautiful in and of itself, older women do aspire to look their best at their age, and they desire more information and product ads that they can both relate to and believe, according to a recent study on female baby boomers.


Older women are not yearning for the beauty of their teens and 20s, but their views on beauty do change as they grow older. Marked by a confidence that is beautiful in and of itself, older women do aspire to look their best at their age, and they desire more information and product ads that they can both relate to and believe, according to a recent study on female baby boomers.


October 25, 2012

Social media engagement between a consumer and brand drives both immediate and long-term sales increases, according to a study released Thursday by LoyaltyOne.

CINCINNATI — Social media engagement between a consumer and brand drives both immediate and long-term sales increases, according to a study released Thursday by LoyaltyOne. The research constitutes a social media marketing breakthrough because it establishes the accountability link long sought by brands that have showered dollars on social media outlets while attempting to prove the return on investment to C-suite skeptics, the company stated.

October 18, 2012

SoloHealth on Thursday announced it has plans in place to expand its FDA-approved SoloHealth Station health-and-wellness digital kiosks to more than 2,500 store locations by mid-2013, scaling to more than 4,000 by 2014.

ATLANTA, Ga. — SoloHealth on Thursday announced it has plans in place to expand its FDA-approved SoloHealth Station health-and-wellness digital kiosks to more than 2,500 store locations by mid-2013, scaling to more than 4,000 by 2014. 

October 9, 2012

Beiersdorf, the U.S. subsidiary of Beiersdorf AG — a global skin care company based in Hamburg, Germany — has announced the appointment of Bill Graham as president and general manager of Beiersdorf North America.

WILTON, Conn. — Beiersdorf, the U.S. subsidiary of Beiersdorf AG — a global skin care company based in Hamburg, Germany — has announced the appointment of Bill Graham as president and general manager of Beiersdorf North America.

Graham previously served as president and general manager of Beiersdorf. His new role includes leadership of both the United States and Canadian business units.
 
Graham was promoted to the position of general manager of Beiersdorf in August 2011, after joining the company as VP sales in 2007.

September 7, 2012

Maybelline New York announced on Friday that fashion runway star Freja Beha Erichsen was signed to the brand.

NEW YORK — Maybelline New York announced on Friday that fashion runway star Freja Beha Erichsen was signed to the brand.

She joins a lineup of spokeswomen that includes Christy Turlington, Julia Stegner, Erin Wasson, Kemp Muhl, Shu-Pei Qin, Emily DiDonato and Charlotte Free.

Erichsen, who is often described as the "queen of cool" for her edgy, urban looks, will make her debut in advertising campaigns for Maybelline New York later this year.

July 11, 2012

Tongue cleaner manufacturer Orabrush has added David Kelley, founder and chairman of the global innovation and design firm IDEO, and Mikel Chertudi, senior director of global media and demand marketing at Adobe, to its recently formed advisory board.

PROVO, Utah — Tongue cleaner manufacturer Orabrush has added David Kelley, founder and chairman of the global innovation and design firm IDEO, and Mikel Chertudi, senior director of global media and demand marketing at Adobe, to its recently formed advisory board.

As advisory board members, Kelley and Chertudi will lend their expertise to the Orabrush team as the company builds on the momentum created by its digital marketing strategy on YouTube.

July 11, 2012

Tweezerman has partnered with fashion designer Cynthia Rowley for the 2012 limited-edition designer series collection, an annual compilation coveted by fashionistas, beauty aficionados and design enthusiasts alike.

NEW YORK — Tweezerman has partnered with fashion designer Cynthia Rowley for the 2012 limited-edition designer series collection, an annual compilation coveted by fashionistas, beauty aficionados and design enthusiasts alike.

Rowley has added sporty and graphic prints to this year's designer series collection for Tweezerman, bringing her colorful chic aesthetic to the beauty tools.

April 27, 2012

Procter & Gamble’s Pantene has named Zooey Deschanel, whose signature blunt bangs and quirky vintage wardrobe have inspired style makeovers across the country, as a celebrity ambassador.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble’s Pantene has named Zooey Deschanel, whose signature blunt bangs and quirky vintage wardrobe have inspired style makeovers across the country, as a celebrity ambassador.

The Golden Globe and Grammy nominated performer will appear in the brand’s newest campaign supporting the Pantene Beautiful Lengths collection beginning in August. Deschanel will appear in all elements of the brand’s holistic marketing campaign, including TV and print advertising, in-store displays, iMedia and public relations outreach.

April 22, 2012

Steve Anderson recalled during Sunday morning’s State of the Association address how when he started as the president and CEO of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores five years ago, people were interested to see what his eyes would discover at NACDS and within community pharmacy that might help make a difference for the future. Anderson said that today he answers that question in the same way he did back then: “Every day my eyes see something fresh in what you do — in the innovative offerings of community pharmacy.”

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Steve Anderson recalled during Sunday morning’s State of the Association address how when he started as the president and CEO of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores five years ago, people were interested to see what his eyes would discover at NACDS and within community pharmacy that might help make a difference for the future. Anderson said that today he answers that question in the same way he did back then: “Every day my eyes see something fresh in what you do — in the innovative offerings of community pharmacy.”

April 13, 2012

It’s called automated retailing. While retail merchants MaxWellness and Kroger are still in the pilot phase, more or less, this should become a fast brand extension that can reach consumers in remote locations — the bus stop/train depot, the hospital, the airport, the school, the gym or inside another noncompetitive retailer’s box.


It’s called automated retailing. While retail merchants MaxWellness and Kroger are still in the pilot phase, more or less, this should become a fast brand extension that can reach consumers in remote locations — the bus stop/train depot, the hospital, the airport, the school, the gym or inside another noncompetitive retailer’s box.


The advantages are just too good for these mini-boxes not to take hold. To begin with, there’s brand extension. Only the Internet can be as effective in attributing a national presence to a regional operator. 


March 8, 2012

Glamour magazine, in cooperation with technology partners SpyderLynk and Buck, set up in New York City a shoppable wall stocked with beauty products that enabled consumers to buy items using their mobile phones.


Glamour magazine, in cooperation with technology partners SpyderLynk and Buck, set up in New York City a shoppable wall stocked with beauty products that enabled consumers to buy items using their mobile phones.


The Glamour Apothecary Wall, located in New York’s Meatpacking District across from the Standard Hotel, was unveiled on Feb. 15 and was open through President’s Day weekend.


December 15, 2011

Everybody talks about “Product Innovation,” but what do those words actually mean to the consumer? To make sure that retailer and supplier initiatives align with consumers’ definition of the concept, the DSN.TV cameras took to the streets of New York City in November for a series of man-on-the street interviews.

Everybody talks about “Product Innovation,” but what do those words actually mean to the consumer? To make sure that retailer and supplier initiatives align with consumers’ definition of the concept, the DSN.TV cameras took to the streets of New York City in November for a series of man-on-the street interviews. The video — which added a new dimension to the retailer-supplier dialogue at the 2011 Drug Store News Annual Industry Issues Summit conference Nov.

December 2, 2011

Brynwood Partners VI announced Friday that it acquired Newhall Labs — whose brands include La bella, Monkey Brains and GroWorks — through its wholly owned subsidiary Golden Sun Holdings, which marks Brynwood VI’s third acquisition in the personal care sector.

GREENWICH, Conn. — Brynwood Partners VI announced Friday that it acquired Newhall Labs — whose brands include La bella, Monkey Brains and GroWorks — through its wholly owned subsidiary Golden Sun Holdings, which marks Brynwood VI’s third acquisition in the personal care sector.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Newall Labs will operate as an independent platform company.

November 9, 2011

A few years back, The Economist stated that 70 percent of the value of a new car lies in intangibles. It is a great reminder that companies — and brands — are made up of impressions, insights and even ideas.

A few years back, The Economist stated that 70 percent of the value of a new car lies in intangibles. It is a great reminder that companies — and brands — are made up of impressions, insights and even ideas.

October 25, 2011

Procter & Gamble once again is highlighting the benefits of many of its brands via the “Have You Tried This Yet?” program, a campaign that now is in its second year and is designed to highlight products for self, family and home.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble once again is highlighting the benefits of many of its brands via the “Have You Tried This Yet?” program, a campaign that now is in its second year and is designed to highlight products for self, family and home.

August 30, 2011

Responding to weekend press reports, consumer products company Spectrum Brands issued a statement indicating that it has not offered to acquire King of Shaves, a U.K.-based company with whom Spectrum has a multiyear distribution agreement through its Remington North America division.

MADISON, Wis. — Responding to weekend press reports, consumer products company Spectrum Brands issued a statement indicating that it has not offered to acquire King of Shaves, a U.K.-based company with whom Spectrum has a multiyear distribution agreement through its Remington North America division.

August 26, 2011

Procter & Gamble's Charmin brand broke the Guinness World Record for the world's largest toilet roll.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble's Charmin brand broke the Guinness World Record for the world's largest toilet roll.

Charmin said on Friday, which marks National Toilet Paper Day, that the roll measures more than 8 ft. high and a diameter for more than 9 ft. wide and is made entirely of Charmin toilet tissue. The roll was created at P&G's Paper Products company, located outside of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and transported to P&G's headquarters in Cincinnati for the unveiling.

August 25, 2011

A new agreement between Innovation and RxSafe allows Innovation to distribute RxSafe's line of automated, high-density robotic storage and retrieval systems for pharmacies, the two companies said.

JOHNSON CITY, N.Y. — A new agreement between Innovation and RxSafe allows Innovation to distribute RxSafe's line of automated, high-density robotic storage and retrieval systems for pharmacies, the two companies said.

Innovation makes the PharmASSIST line of pharmacy automation products, while RxSafe makes the RxSafe and RxVault systems.

August 24, 2011

Brynwood Partners VI L.P. has announced that High Ridge Brands, its portfolio company and owner of the North American Zest personal cleansing franchise, has signed a purchase agreement with Unilever to acquire the Alberto VO5 brand and marketing rights in the United States and Puerto Rico; as well as the rights to the Rave brand and marketing rights worldwide.

GREENWICH, Conn. — Brynwood Partners VI L.P. has announced that High Ridge Brands, its portfolio company and owner of the North American Zest personal cleansing franchise, has signed a purchase agreement with Unilever to acquire the Alberto VO5 brand and marketing rights in the United States and Puerto Rico; as well as the rights to the Rave brand and marketing rights worldwide.

Unilever has retained the rights to the Alberto VO5 brand outside the United States and Puerto Rico.

July 5, 2011

Market share for many environmentally friendly cleaning products has suffered in a tight economy, when consumers are more likely to choose products based on price.


NEW YORK — Market share for many environmentally friendly cleaning products has suffered in a tight economy, when consumers are more likely to choose products based on price.


Independent brands, such as Method and Seventh Generation, have held on to their sales. “The consumers for those brands are usually early adopters who have a higher income and are less likely to shop price,” one industry analyst said.


June 23, 2011

Nielsen unveiled this week at its Consumer 360 conference its new approach to product development, which is said to improve companies' chances of success when bringing new products to market.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Nielsen unveiled this week at its Consumer 360 conference its new approach to product development, which is said to improve companies' chances of success when bringing new products to market.

May 5, 2011

Procter & Gamble has announced a new advertising campaign for its Pantene hair care brand, featuring actresses Eva Mendes and Naomi Watts.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble has announced a new advertising campaign for its Pantene hair care brand, featuring actresses Eva Mendes and Naomi Watts.

Beginning in July, both women will appear in all elements of the brand's marketing campaign, including TV and print advertising, in-store displays, iMedia and public relations campaigns.

Mendes will support the Breakage to Strength collection, while Watts will support the Flat to Volume collection.